Re: [CR]Re: MASI late 70's bar tape ? (I.P. Merkin)

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Date: Sun, 29 Jun 2003 15:08:06 -0700
From: Chuck Schmidt <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Re: MASI late 70's bar tape ? (I.P. Merkin)
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I.P.Merkin wrote:
> I'm in the process of restoring a Masi Gran Crit from around 1977. What
> would be the correct bar tape? Cloth or Benotto? I've got blue cloth (the frame
> is metallic blue) and a rainbow of Benotto from which to pick. It's got white
> hoods, seat, strap buttons, Silca and downtube decals. Chainstay decals and
> lug cutouts are yellow. White Benotto might be a little much, but I also have
> blue (I think) and yellow.

I'd go with the white Benotto plastic tape. It was very popular out here in California in '77 and also very popular in the pro peloton during the same period.

Plus, it will look like new for next 20 plus years... stays new looking forever!

Chuck Schmidt
L.A., CA